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Capsules Galore — Birds, Disgraced, Mountaintop, Notes on a Native Son

The first two months of Philadelphia’s 2016-17 theater season have been extraordinary., Not only was much of quality presented, but variety and creativity have soared. Almost every night in the … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lightning Rounds — The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Elixir of Love, Forever Plaid

April 2016 proved a cruel month in terms of time demands, so I am in a position of having to catch up with commenting a number of productions by screwing … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Death of a Salesman — Curio Theatre

Paul Kuhn’s touching, everyman portrayal of American theater icon Willy Loman would be enough to recommend Curio’s unceasingly perceptive and moving production of Arthur Miller’s modern classic. Kuhn, whether in … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Noises Off — Curio Theatre

As serious and incisive as Michael Frayn can be in plays like “Copenhagen” and “Democracy,” he is known in most of his novels and theater pieces for poking deliciously mean … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Matter of Frank Schaefer — Curio Theatre

The challenge in documentary theater is how to tell the story accurately, with the tone and intent of every speaker intact, while finding the dramatic spark that makes testimony and … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oedipussy — Curio Theatre Company

┬áThe cast of Curio Theatre’s “Oedipussy” have a woeful lament. They whine and complain and threaten to commit dire individual acts in a response to an event they find grievous … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dancing at Lughnasa — Curio Theatre

The Mundy sisters, all single women ranging in age from the mid-20s to nearly 40, live together in relative peace and harmony in the house where they were born and … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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